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Inauguration News: Lincoln Did Not Sleep Here

Most likely, your chances of nabbing an invite to a sleepover in the Lincoln Bedroom are as slim as Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff getting off with only 100 hours of community service. However, those who want to count sheep in the 16th president's bed, or at least a replica, can...

By Andrea Sachs | January 7, 2009; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (3)

United's Food Service Changes . . . Again

United Airlines has just announced that it's dropping its experiment to charge customers for food on transatlantic flights. The airline was planning to stop serving free food on flights from Dulles to Europe beginning Oct. 1, testing out customers' reactions before it started charging for meals on all transatlantic flights....

By Christina Talcott | September 3, 2008; 07:28 AM ET | Comments (12)

No (Airline) Food For You

Starting Oct. 1, there will be no such thing as a free meal on United Airline's flights between Washington Dulles and Europe. The airline will become the first major carrier to start charging economy seat passengers for food on transatlantic flights (first and business-class passengers will continue to receive free...

By Carol Sottili | August 22, 2008; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (33)

It Came From the Chat: Adventures in Eating

This week's chat revealed as lot about our readers' tastes -- literally -- when we asked for stories of the weirdest thing people ever ate on a trip. Less than an hour later, we were knee-deep in kudu jerky and putrid sharks (well, not literally). Here are a few of...

By Christina Talcott | June 3, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

World Heritage Sites: Tasty?

When the World Heritage committee designates a man-made structure like the Taj Mahal or a natural creation like the Grand Canyon as a World Heritage site, the place draws tourists and creates national pride, among other things. Currently, the list has 851 sites natural and cultural worldwide that have "universal...

By Cindy Loose | May 15, 2008; 06:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gimme Bunny

Yesterday I returned from a trip to South Africa, one of the most fascinating, beautiful, exhilarating, heartbreaking places I've ever been. I'm still sorting it all out in my head -- What did I learn there? What were my favorite and least favorite parts? What would I recommend to friends,...

By Christina Talcott | January 17, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (13)

Food Tester at Cruising Altitude

Flight Attendant: "Welcome to American Airlines. Care to hear our specials of the day?" Me (playing a passenger): "Why, of course. I have only eaten an Annie's pretzel in the terminal and am ravished." F.A.: "We have three new sandwiches that will rinse that salty party mix taste right out...

By Andrea Sachs | October 30, 2007; 06:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Domino's Pizza and Other Healthy Dining Options

Just as travelers have begun craving locally grown and organic meal options, along comes HealthyDiningFinder.com, a Web site designed to help folks locate restaurants with menu items that are low in calories, trans fats and all other horrible things, and high in fiber and other stuff that's nutritional. The site,...

By Gary Lee | August 27, 2007; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (7)

Put That French Fry Down!

As Americans take their growing appetites for healthy foods on the road, many hotels and restaurants are responding by offering more items that are organically grown, raised on sustainable farms or locally produced. Although many folks view vacations as good opportunities to get away from tofu and indulge (greasy burgers...

By Gary Lee | August 10, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wash a Few Dishes for Lunch

Remember the days when diners who came up short had to wash a few plates to pay for lunch? Those days are alive at SAME (So All May Eat) Cafe, a neat new restaurant I tried out in Denver not long ago. The owners offer a pretty healthy, mostly organic...

By Gary Lee | May 24, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

Meat and Three and Me

If you're driving on I-85 through South Carolina, stop in Spartanburg at Wade's Cafe. A reader tipped me to it last year, and I finally found a chance to stop there last Friday on my way south (and again Monday on my way north). It's a big and busy homestyle...

By Steve Hendrix | January 30, 2007; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sit Down, Shut Up and Eat

Zagat, the restaurant survey empire, has a handy tipsheet out on how to get good service at restaurants (be nice to waiters, seek out the manager if there's a problem, alert them in advance to special dietary needs, etc.), but what we really loved was the companion piece on snarky...

By K.C. Summers | January 24, 2007; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (20)

Dining in the Caribbean

Friends who've been to the French side of St. Martin 10 times want to know: Is there good food anywhere else in the Caribbean? They'd like to try a new island for a change, but every time they've done that on their yearly Caribbean vacation they've been disappointed in the...

By Cindy Loose | January 19, 2007; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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